Municipality and town
|Elevation||2,815 ft (858 m)|
|• Total||119 815|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
During Portuguese occupation it was a major center for coffee production in the 1950s. The city was the nerve center of rebel activity against Portuguese occupation. Consequently, the city faced frequent guerrilla war between Portuguese forces and the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola; FNLA). It had the worst known ever outbreak of the Marburg virus in 2005.
As of 2010. it had a population of 119,815..
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